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Wave Dancer
54' Bertram 54 Convertible 1976

$ 75,000

Wave Dancer is a Bertram 54' 54 Convertible listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Bill Kimball. Bill can be reached at 1-561-644-6924 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Convertible Boats and similar boats. With over 165 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

54 Ft. Bertram Convertible 1976

"WAVE DANCER" is a remarkable and unique vessel. She was a 46' motoryacht that was ordered from the Bertram factory with an 8' cockpit. The resulting configuration resulted in sport fishing boat with a full cockpit that enjoys motor yacht accommodations and a spacious interior. The owner then customized "WAVE DANCER" with many personal touches and without regard to cost. With a reduced asking price she represents a wonderful opportunity for a very special cruising and fishing boat that has a new generator, only 1,100 original hours, fresh awlgrip paint, and extensive customizing.


  • Price USD:$ 75,000
  • Builder: Bertram
  • Model: 54 Convertible
  • Location: Palm Beach, Florida, United States
  • Type: Power
  • LOA: 54 ft 0 in
  • Display Length: 54 ft
  • Beam: 16' 0"
  • Category: Convertible Boats
  • Water Capacity: 230 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 800 gals
  • Engine Details: GM 8V71TI
  • Engine 1: 1100.00 HRS 435.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 1100.00 HRS 435.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

Located forward is the guest stateroom. Aft to port is a walk-in hanging locker. To starboard is the guest head with shower. Further aft to starboard is the galley with a large U-Shaped dinette opposite. Aft and up is the main salon. Aft and down a couple steps is the master stateroom. Up from the salon is the main helm area. Aft and down from the helm is a full fishing cockpit and up from the helm area is the flybridge with full controls.

The salon is located aft and two steps up from the galley/dinette. In the overhead is a large custom skylight which allows for natural lighting. There is a large L-Shaped settee to starboard which has a Teak Hi/Low Table. There are two occasional chairs, Teak and Holly flooring, and a large built in flat screen TV. There is Teak paneling throughout and a custom wine storage cabinet below the steps up to the helm area.

The galley is down and to starboard. It has been customized with black appliances, Teak and Avonite counters and sinks, and built in cabinets. Across from the galley is a large U-Shaped dinette with leather seating, Avonite table, and a china cabinet. Appliances include:

  • Kenmore Dishwasher
  • Jenn Air 2-Halogen Cooktop
  • Gibson Refrigerator
  • GE Microwave/Convection Oven
  • Broiler Oven
  • Garbage Disposal

The master stateroom is down and aft from the salon and has an island queen berth with storage below to starboard and a large built in Teak desk to port. The stateroom is paneled in Teak and Teak and Holly flooring. The en-suite head has a tub/shower, Raritan head, sink, custom fixtures, and Teak and Holly flooring.

The forward guest stateroom has V-Berths with drawer storage below. There is a TV, phone, stereo, and rod storage. Aft to port is a walk-in hanging locker with custom built in cabinetry. Opposite is the head with sink, shower, and Raritan fresh water head.

  • Pulpit and anchor windlass with SS Signature anchor
  • All stainless powder coated white
  • New rub rail
  • Two spare anchors
  • Life Raft
  • Life Ring
  • Windshield wipers
  • Window covers
  • Horn
  • Exterior cameras
  • Swim Platform
  • Bumper racks

The helm area is up and aft from the salon. It is fully enclosed with a hard top and canvas. The helm is centerline with a wet bar to port that has a sink, wine refrigerator, ice maker, TV, and LG clothes washer. There is Teak table and chairs. Electronics include:

  • Robertson AP200 DL autopilot
  • Garmin Radar
  • Icom IC-M700 VHF radio
  • Datamarine depth and log
  • Furuno GP-30/35 GPS navigator
  • Garmin GPS
  • Furuno fishfinder

The flybridge is located above the helm area and has full controls. On the aft end of the flybridge are second set of controls for backing down on a fish. There are helm and companion seats as well as a L-Shaped settee and table. There is a bimini top above and full curtains. There are remotes for the electronics and the ACR spotlight. Above the bimini top is a radar arch which carries all the antennas and supports the Schafer single spreader outriggers.

The cockpit is accessed via a ladder going down from the helm area.

  • Murray Brothers fighting chair
  • Built-in custom transom fish box
  • Cockpit coaming
  • Fresh and saltwater washdown
  • (10) Rod holders
  • Full sized Bimini top
  • 12KW Northern Lights with under 5 hours
  • Battery charger
  • Isolation transformer
  • 20 amp 32V to 12V Converter
  • Shore power cord
  • Engines - GM 8V71TI's with 1,100 original hours
  • Recently replaced Turbos
  • There are recent replaced SS water jacketed exhaust risers and piping
  • Many new hoses
  • (4) Cruiseair reverse cycle AC units
  • Emergency crash pump system
  • Bilge blower Spare engine room mounted drive shaft
  • (2) Spare props 
  • Set of tools
  • Bow thruster 
  • Fire control system
  • Many spare parts and prop puller

It is very rare to find a vessel as fully equipped as "Wave Dancer" that has been so well kept. She has been highly customized to provide for every possible comfort afloat by an extremely knowledgeable owner. Don't miss this sterling opportunity to acquire such a well found vessel at an extremely attractive price.

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.


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